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Minmt (Carroll. 3UiiuiiH 

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Have you remomborcti the School in your will ? It ha, no resource* or 

Mrs. Sluracr's estate aiul its mcome from pur^iU. U« this fonn for iJ ' 

I abo Bivc and bcqu«U, to Tut K^ahoh S»«« Ac«.e«v o» t,,k ll«,v«mv cr c«.c*.o 

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to tW Viwmifcr of Mid Apukmy, ulinfl hU trcci^t ihc^for, within 
«fur my iJcctgm?. 

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(owrtptf. (ot Ihe fKifiH.itt 4(«i:ificd it> Ihr Aa of IncurfKiration. 

Write the Dean concerning annuities. 

The iJooks of Account of this Institution are autUlcd by Lybrand Roas 
Ilrothet^ & MontKomcr>\ diiirterwl public accounianls of New York, Pius- 
burgli, Philadelphia* Chicago 



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Florence Sciujekeb. Academy ',8, Nei*-s from Oth« SchooU 

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Ruth Stellhorn, CoUegc '18; Helenk Holloway, College 'ig- 
Elizabeth Huling, Academy '18; Pauline Fitzgerald, Acad- 
emy '19; Hortense Cowex, Academy '20; Joyce Gardneb, 
Academy '21. 

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It is the spirit with which an enterprise is entered upon that counts. 
No one can deny the fact that the person who works with spirit is the 
one who wins. Similarly the school which encourages and fosters school 
spirit is the one whose dormitories are always filled. Frances Shimer 
which we Uiink is the best school of its kind, ought to develop more 
spirit. More school songs ought to be written and 5ung; more interest 
should be taken in athletics, for there is notJiing that develops interest 
in your own school as well as cheering for your team in a game of basket- 
ball with outsiders. Let us boost for Frances Shimer wherever we are. 
While in school, by our manners, by our interest in our work, and by 
our attitude toward our fellow-students let us do all we can to create an 
atmosphere peculiar to Frances Shimer, and one which will be felt by 
outsiders, making them want to be Frances Shimerites. 

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We, tlic members of the staff of the Frances Shimer Record, wish 
to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of those who so 
kindly aided us by their willingness to assist during our late struggle in 
getting ready the material for this issue of the Record. 

0taii& bo 31 

"We are going to sew for the Red Cross every Monday afternoon — 
perhaps not every Monday, but at least once in two weeks.'' 


We went once, twice an,i.k . --__Z 

After that we ^ir^Til^^::^^:'^-^ 
rccewe. a reminder in houf l^"^: ^^^^^ -f ^y meetin, uatiTwe 
but by the next Monday we had iS ?. ^^'''"'«" ^^••-' all went 

all afternoon basting, stitching ZltT '? '^ ^ ^^"-""^ to"i; 
not interested any more; can't ^,^1^^""'.''^^" ^^ «'«^' "I'm 

Can we not keep interest in J *^°^.'*'"'^t^"'>K else?" 
it a good way to help in our ^CZj^ZlT't *"'""" ^^ '^-"^'^t 
up as easUy as that, do we? Whalwould h ^*^ ''^"'^ *^»t to give 
nurse, fred of their work after ZyLTZ T"" " '^' ^''^ Cross 
the novelty had worn off ? ^ ^'^ '^'=" '" ^''^"^ a few weeb and 

haven't tired of sweaters and helmets ""'' ''''''' '^^' =«''''«^^^ 

We intended to give up SDreark .r:..= i 
-ake ics candy, eat l«',ulr t^ b„'''''"" '"" ""'' '""^^V 
We were vtry enthusiaslic JM an„ u » ° "' «'™« "■™ "P ? 
of th. novcUy „r econoTMLvcr.^Cr''*; '",'"' '"™*"' 
cups o( Bugar ami pals of hutlcM m a74 1 ,v, ' ''>' ' ™"" °' 
resolutions to help in wo.en'^*!;:' Suhl wa^' " "" *"' "^ °"' 

How do we stand by all tliat we start ? u;« u, . 
tendency to drop or do o^nly half We^The ^^^ " ;Lt :!.: 
than a week to accomplish. Wc Hnd it (ire^^me ,^Uc " tZT^i 

at first. Mter the ni,d-semeslcr grades we firmly resolve to "do our 
b^ and be on the first honor roll. Ufs see how well wc can TtTd 

but won t we feel glad at the end of the semester to know that we have 
done our Ijest and kept our promises to ourselves? If wc have decided 
to read one good book a montli, let's do it. If we have decided lo go 
to Y.W.C.A. every week, let's go. If the resolution is to wear coats oo 
cold days, let's wear them. You know if we intend to drive ambulances, 
care for wounded soldiers, and manage field kitchens we shall have lo 
stand by to the end. 

Sljp (6irl at % Biici\\m 

Isabel \'Air.>iTist, ^adtmy 'i9 

From eight in the morning till six at night, 

With an hour for lunch at noon, 
Her fingers dance o'er the keyboard white 

To a sharp, staccato tune. 



And her jaws keep time in a sort of rhyme 

And she smites an absent smile, 
For she has a date at half-past eijght 

With a *'gen'Imun fren'" of style. 
So its ciickely clack, pull the carriage back; 

'*Crect time," and *Xentral, please," 
'^Five-rifty-five, Ian' sakes alive!" 

And she's gone like a Qying breeze. 

A iairuwrablc Enntiiig at tlje Mw'xsa 

BussiL LiviKcsTO>f» College 'ig 

The coming event did not cast its shadow before- I was seated in 
the Paramount Theater waiting to see Jack Barrymore in Are You a 
Mason 7 I sat in that state of inertia peculiar to those who are awaiting 
the final arrivals and expecting to endure tlie advertisements of motor 
cycles, political candidates, and what not before the real business of the 
evening. On the whole I was favorably disposed toward the play. The 
pictures outside in the lobby promised well. But I had no idea that 1 
should have the play stamped on my memory as it is- 

Jusl a word as to the theater. It was the newest, consequently 
the most expensive, in town. The seating arrangement differed from 
that of all the other theaters in town; the audience entered at the right 
and left of the screen itself. Those coming in directly faced those already 
sealed. At first this innovation was criticized; some people even 
objected to it. But finally it became accepted as a matter of course. 
Why, such an arrangement even had its advantages when one came to 
think of it An early arrival meant the leisurely inspection of others 
filing in. 

Merely to show you that I had no premonitions, I shall tell you my 
inmost thoughts on this occasion. I knew nearly everyone coming in. 
His past, his relatives inherited and acquired, metaphorically entered 
with him, I idly checked off familiar faces in somewhat the following 

^^There's S. W. Allen. Wonder where his son-in-law is?'' (S. W,, 
as he is called, is seventy years old and the active head of a large wholesale 
grocery establishment. He is a plump little man who reminds me of a 
fat, bright-eyed robin. His son-in-law, a handsome ne'er-do-well ^ had 
just disappeared after a final round of drinks at all his favorite haunts.) 
''Why doesn't that Elliott girl wear something besides pink?" ''There 
are Frank Ryan and Fay Wilson. Do you suppose they'll ever be 

ilKFR A N C E S 


married?" (Frank is d I; 
Dramalu Mirror is ns^i^ ^^ ■,^Zt"'^' ^' ' ""'''' ^"-- The 
Nauonal Bank. Frank isVnZ ut ,7" f ''^ "^^ ^^ ^^ F- flesh. Fay is rich. He 1 o ' h f "^'^ ^^"-^^'^ °f the 
Forster. I^kH ever in mylifccl.i. ,.^ ^ ^'"^•^ "There's Doc 
standing in the community wro',''^'^''"'*^'^*^'"?" (DoC 

divorce suit, He ha.i revived a m^ T. ^^^ ^^ ^ defendant in a 
a quarter o( a century ag^ ClXh 1 f' ""^^^ ""'' ^' ^--I'- 
the good old times at IthL ) ^ ^^ '""^^^ ^"'^^ I^PP^O' since 

at t^ . Thtrr ;t;t;t^^ "f ,^-. I merely danced 

money-lender; Maxo3a2f- "^ '°''' '" ^"''- J«^^" -^ a 

Max short ankcavy™^rw.tStl ^"'" r 

were really highly resnected Z u ,^ ""^ *^"' ^'''t'^^- They 

had air Jy wandered ill>l'r .'^"^'"'^^ '"^"- ^*>' '"'^^'^-^ 
crowd was'in. On y a si^i^^^^^ The 

would have it, .o onJsat in LTL'^^^^^^^ ''"*= """'"'^- '^^ '"'^^ 
the row in front. Jordan;X^,'i\^Z-:^ 
the scat in front and motioned Jordan to thZlt^rl 1 ."^^ 
sat down, I rjoticed that he Jrried a l^r^ htvyl^rwhi^ etjl 
anced carefully on his knees after he had seated himself 

All went well until the subtitle of the first scene flashed upon liie 
screen. Jordan had merged into the rest of the crowd during the showing 
of the adverfscments. Then the play! Shall I ever forget it ? Scene 
for scene, sub-t.Ue for subtitle, it is graven on my memory. Bridly the 
story was about a young married man and his lively old father-in-law 
who (unknown to each other) have both been pretending to be Masons in' 
order to get out with the boys. Their frantic wigwagging in each other's 
presence to show a convincing familiarity with Masonic passwords and 
grips was most amusing. 

At the flickering of the first subtitle, Jordan confided to me in a stage 
whisper that he had left his glasses at home. Next came the informa- 
tion that he was nearsighted and could not read the subtitles. There 
followed a request to read what it said, this last in a louder, more insistent 

What was I going to da ? I loathe interpreters at a moWc and hold 
that all those afflicted with the explanation fever should attend a special 
performance. I believe others agree with me in this and become thor- 
oughly disgusted with that mortal who painstakingly reads each title 



aloud and conscientiously registers his every impression. Never hiH t 
dreamed of myself in the character of public pest, but through Jordan 
such I became. Can I ever through the long years live it do^vn ? 

I tried everything that occurred to me as a means of evulsion i 
pretended I did not hear. We are told that Masons do not rcneaf- 
evidently Jordan was not a Mason. He again demanded what it saiH 
and in twsting about in his seat to compel my attention he dropped his 
ledger on my toes. I should have infinitely preferred the more con 
servaUve and time-honored method of conferring titles; namely a touch 
on the shoulder with the weapon in question. Unabashed' Jordan 
begged my pardon and restored his ledger. Fearing further calamities 
I sank my voice into tones which I fondly hoped would not carry beyond 
our own row and told him "what it said." 

"I can't hear," objected Jordan. "What did it say? Who is a 

I tried to ignore him. Max turned a fiery glare upon his friend 
Doubtless my freezing scorn and Max's withering heat met and neutral- 
ized. Here let me state Uiat all minor afflictions have their compensa- 
tions. Being nearsighted, Jordan could not be expected to notice 
the dagger glances bestowed upon him from right and left, front and 

I fell back on the hope that Jordan would yield to public sentiment 
and subside. A vain hope, that. Question followed question. If I 
answered one, I did get a few seconds to breathe before he thought of 
another. I hated Jordan. I hated Max for bringing him, although I 
believe that Max suffered too. He turned around again and again to 
see if looks could kill. 

"Is he a Mason?" inquired Jordan, as childlike and bland as the 
heathen Chinee. He meant Jack Barrymore, but it sounded as if he 
meant Max. Max turned around no more. 

I answered among other questions the following, because when 
Jordan saw that my spirit was broken he demanded explanations of the 
scenes as well as the subtitles: "Is he drunk?" "Is that his house?" 
"Well, then, whose house?" "He fell do^vn, didn't he?" "Well, 
boys will drink." "Was that his wife?" "What did the letter say?" 
" Which is Jack Barrymore ? " 

When the lights flared up, Jordan thanked me and told me again 
about his glasses. With murder in my heart I begged him not to 
mention it. 

Viewed from the distance the incident has its humorous aspects, 
but it took time to remove the sting of that hateful evening. 






the cass^^L'::? „r::;i^ rs:' ■« - -p^«. », ^a,. 

moment before had been cieen in ti f ""'""^ ^**' ^iHs who bat a 
Arm in arm, or in groups ooorf' "-1""'^^^°"^^ --P"- 
waists, they went gaily to th i IW chLT T ''°"^ '"'^ "^"'^ 
little whel]>or or not their wo, A": f !"' ^^^'^'^ '' ' ''"''' ^^^^ 
of no importance to them;X "/r "'I'l r ■ ""'^l ^^^ "'^ ^'^ 
friend.. A green sweater here aTedl 7 T^ '"^ ^""'^'"'^ ^"^^ 
the girl with the bandaged ej' and th ^ ^ '''''" "° ^™^^'^^' 
Uic observer as varied a na/or- ''" ^'"*" '^'^^ ^" ^''"^'^ ^ 

-save where U,e XXkl?.f ^ ""' ''" ""^^ *^ ""'"^ ^">-*^"- 
gowns. ''^ ^'"''^'^ so ts off the briUiancy of gay 

PAirn CairniH, Acadcmx '*0 
It is beneath the boughs of a certain big pine tree, on the north end 

a^ ernoons or to med.tate in! I have never s^n other Rirls in this 
place, «> that I can't help feeling a little proprietorship over it. Sie 
wonderful pme branches droop all around this one verdant .pot, forming 
a cavehke structure. These branches, weighted by their own hugeness 
touch the ground, thus making a shaded wall Utwcen rac and the 
ouLside. The beauty of this wall is that I may sec through to all that is 
of interest on the outside, but I cannot Ijc seen by others. Yes, this 
lone spot is my favorite of all favorites at Frances Shimer. • 

ftlflnf, &ir? 
Makiax RicEEV, Audeniy 'iq 

A girl walked briskly across the campus with a shoe-shining box 
'neath her arm. Seeing a group of girls on West Hall steps she hurried 
over there. 

"Oh, girls!" I heard her call, "I'm shining shoes this afternoon. 
Ten cents a shine! Who wants one? It's for the Red Cross. Come 
on now, be sjiorts!" 

A minute later she was on her kjiccs lx:fore the girls, diligently shining 
their shoes. When she had finished she pocketed the money and 
marched off to find more work to do. 


flloiiiiuu'o CmmftrH 
Vivian Kikr, Academy 'iS 

From the bench in the laundry which is in the basement of Science 
Ha 1 1 saw. one Monday, two pair, of high-heeled, and one pair of low 
heeled, shoes and a hedless pair of tennis slippers. Just above theJ 
I saw four pairs of ankles covered with "four pairs of hose. Above 
these ankles I saw the hems of four aprons, four bells, and occasionally 
four backs and necks; on a level with the bells were the backs and sides 
of four tubs. From Uie cavity of the tubs soap.suds and elbows shot 
forth e.xciledly, and muffled sounds reached my ear. Then the hi-els 
were raised from the floor and then began a see-sawing motion which 
brought tlie backs of the aprons into full view for a moment, then suddenly 
dropped them into the abyss, leaving the heels raised. At length four 
dripping heads emerged, were \vrapped in four huge towels, and four 
figures left the laundry. 

SF^r Sultp Srb 
Genevieve jBrrBKir, College '19 
Next spring, sometime in April, if tulips bloom in April, I am plan- 
ning to go to the infirmary for a day or so and occupy one of the beds 
in the large room. I shall insist on the bed next to the window, 
right outside there will be a large, round bed of gorgeous red and white 
tulips. A thousand tulips! 

©ur Bit 

Helene Holloway, College '19 

We, the girls of F.S.S., had known that our country was at war, 
fighting for democracy, but we seemed so far from the fray that we con- 
tinued on our happy-go-lucky way with little thought of the existence 
of a worid-crisis. Of course we knew that our brothers, cousins, and 
sweethearts were leaving home for training camps, and that they soon 
were to go abroad, but it all seemed so unreal, so far distant from us in 
the seclusion of Mount Carroll. What had we to do with this war 
anyway ? 

Mrs. Kate Wood Ray (a member of the Woman's Committee of the 
National Council of Defense) came as an answer to our question. She 
spoke so convincingly to us that we felt like slackers. She made us feel 
that this is our war as well as our brothers', and that we must help to 
fight our battle. Her words went straight to the hearts of all the ghrls, 




THE F R A M r I.' o ■ 

and instead of leadine a r 

trying to do our bit. '""^P^^^^^'vely aimless existence we are aU 

WcarecverlastinKh'knlt.m„ t 
We knit too conslantry i„ ac^;'' ""H '^"'^^^ '""^^ ^' ^ept warm 
working busily when '::^^^ 7^^^ ^^^ 1^ be restralLd from 
^^la^-^s. "^"^'"^ ^^ required m vespers, chapel, or 

.Ue:^;;;:r Sr '^^^;i-^ - ^^ m^n ^o. of o. school 
frequent cKcurrencs, and som7 ^m '" '' '' "^^'^''''- were 
they co„taino<I .uch ; s.pp"" fcT ir„ ""^"^ ^""^' ^^''^-' 
done away with. Wc think' L t^.^ ^"i-^^ ^ ^' «^ ''- - 
chicken, but thouKh the temnt=,.;, ^ waffles and fried 

our boy. are .nde «oing hZt t^ ITl ""' ^'^"'^'^ "^^ ''' -^"^'^es 
has been d.^rted for overt w ct w Z ''^''"' '"' "'^''^'»" 
there the ten^ptation is t^g^^t wItt T '" ^*" ^'''"' '''' 
as sweet.*? And the sight o^Y-K, r ■ . ^ ''^ »« ^ girl's heart 

"Marthas'Mssucha Liionth^-f K '""'^'^ '^"'' ''"^ ^^™"'« 
from their charms! ^ ^"' '' '^ ^' ^ ^"^^ " ^ ^^'^ distance 

You would imagine from (he eirls' talk thai ih,^ ,. i, 
and thin, but no decided change L ^Z:^^^ :;ZZ7' Z 
haps our ''d>et book" explains their failure to starve. You.^ when 
w;e deeded to ^nserve on the eatables needed by the soldie^L^^^S 

mentl of tl "" T ' '''' "T'- '''''' ^"^ ^- -.amines adv^ 
ments of the most tcmpling-looking dishes ihey couM find and pasted 

them m a book; breakfast dishes first, then luncheon dishes, then dinner 

dishes of steaming potatoes, salad, and fried chicken. Now when our 

hunger is too great our diet book helps us out till meal time. 

_ We were asked to raise money for the "Friendship Fund," and in 

raismg this money we were to siKriftce, not merely ask "Dad" for a 

check. In response to this request the school gave $561 , 25, the greater 

part of which means the sacrificing of "eats," long-desired mernou' books, 

pennants, and such seemingly trivial things, which nevertheless go to 

make a girls' school days the most pleasant of all her life. 

Of course ajcu/ of us arc aiding the Red Cross. Though we are not 
expert seamstresses, on Monday afternoons wc go to Sdence Hall, where 
after many trials and tribulations we manage to produce fairly respect- 
able garments which go to clothe some poor little children who have so 
few of even the barest necessities of life. 

Have you heard of the contest held by the college girls to raise 
money for the Red Cross? Chairmen were appointed, one for each 
floor of the hall. An original mtss from the upper floor made dever 


posters which were placed about the halls. One near the suirs o 
lower floor read: ' "^"^ 

Thk Vppkv. Floor Can Raise 
More MoNKY 


Saturday at 12:10 
i-jiAN YOU cam 
IVe will prove it 

Saturday came, the hall clock «aid 12:10; below, in College parlor .he 
girls were KaUicrcd, eagerly talking and excitedly giggling. The udik-t 
floor chairman triumphantly counted out three dollars and some cents 
During this procedure the first-floor chairman looked glum and down- 
hearted. Then she rose ami began to count her offering. "One two 
three," etc., she counted until she announced her share as sixteen dollars! 
Did the wouI<!-lje victors look downcast? They ditl. 

The little we am do now we are doing with all our will, I,ut it is little 
in comparison to what we may do in the future wlien we have fmished 
our preparation and arc ready for actual service. When our turn 
comes to rcgLslcr for government work, as we are soon to do, the girls 
of F.S.S. will be among the first to do their bit for their country. 

KATHAKiNr: Scoui-AH, College *io 

Save the waste; control the lastc; 

Eat corn bread and ryt\ 
Meatless days, whcalless days; 

Eat less cream and pic. 
For Saniiny's sake cut out the cake. 

Save food, and win or die, 
Kec|) fighters fit. 'I'his is your bit; 

That is the reason why, 

(Gatiliiic Vmta (tltna (HIubs 

Pauline Tjupp, Acailcmy 'i8 

The august body of Conscript Sisters sat quiet in the council-room^ 
waiting for the first words of their leader. 

Caliline, a little fox terrier, white all over except his two ears 
which arc coal black, came in surreptitiously. No one saw Catiline 
enter, but when the council way well under way he presented himself to 


^"= ^°7"l'l Sister., ,„ „a,„l„ Th. 1 L ; ?"""« *= """'i™ of 

in more .sulxlued tone .he said ''C' '' '^'^'' '-'>ficisccre." Then 
you perceive the desire of these (V n i' ^*'" ^^^''' *^^tiline, when 

I had «i>oken to thin Z.^ni^^^^^^ Fori" 

daring child, Uui,. Fea/: ^t ll Z' "?' '""' ^' ''^ --^ 
have depariecJ imnicdiaicly " ' ^'' '^'''=" *<^ y«^. '% would 

the rdcS'':;::^^ i:^j? r ? '^'^^ '-'-'-' -•- ^^- 

Bui the siron, wall. ,.0";]"^ ^ H ''' '' '"'"'^"'^ '^' -'^■ 
and heinous attempts !o ;;;'-;;.^""'"''«"^^''« ^«^'"^t Catiline's nefarious 

A Biaaater iu tl,f ftquirrri Sfamila 

Prudrnck McKenzje, Academy 'iS 

prnt plant. How comfcrlablc and co^y their home is. ind^d Zl 

storeroom nied^ah the Winter supplies of vegetables and nut. andfruits 
Should Mother Squirrel look out of the window, ^e would ^ a 
group of httlc boys playing along the creek which runs through the 
pasture. It .s a fine day to fish, but evidenUy they are caicfeing norur 
or are and discouraged, for they are watching the squirreh running 
about here and there; and finally when they can keep stili no longer orie 
shouts to those around the I>cnd, "What sport it would be to make thoM 
fellows come out of their holes!" All arc truly anxious to try the pro- 
cedure and straightway begin gathering up their things in eanicst. taking 
the pails, which had l>cen brouglit to carry home the fish, full of water. 
They came up the hillside when each of them stood guard at one of the 
numerous holes. 

Unfortunately Mother Squirrel is too busy just at this time and she 
is oh! so warm and tired. Dinner is nearly ready, and the apple pie is 
just being taken out of the oven all juicy, with curly meringue on top. 
How her little Gretchen and Felix will make away with that pie, she 
thinks — when just then — s()Iash! splash! a gust of wind followed by a 



great shower of water fairly sweeps ht;r off her feet. Soon the room 
then the whole house from the quaint little parlor to the wee Utile bed' 
rooms, is all flooded with water, and things float around in confusion the 
apple pie and the rest of that carefully prepared dinner included ' 

Mother Squirrel is just beginning to feel that there will be some 
chance soon if she can only hang on the chandelier long enough for the 
water to soak into Uie walls— you see Mrs. Squirrel has lived to see many 
such unpleasant pranks— but hardly has the thought entered her head 
when a second most unmerciful gust of wind and soaking water which 
is even wetter, it seems, than the first shower, comes swooping down 
and before Mrs. Squirrel realizes the situation she is up at the top of the 
front stairs. She catches a glimpse of the bright blue streaked with 
fluffy white above her head, and the next minute all is dark. 

"Come quick, Don," says a high little voice which she knows right 
well, "I have him, I have him." 

They all come running, and sure enough there is the squirrel all wet 
and shiny. " We'll take him home for a pet," suggests one. 

"Good," says another. 

Immediately the fadier of the family comes through the grass, his 
sleek little tail twitching vigorously as he observes what is going on; 
then he is seen to run to the edge of one of the near-by holes. The little 
boys are so much excited to think that they may be able to catch another 
that tlie string Uiat is slipped over the head of Mother Squirrel is jerked 
away by her wiggling, and she slips down the shiny wet walls and dis- 
appears into the hole and is gone. She is so elated over her clever escape 
that the condition of her disordered house doesn't bother her a bit, and 
she begins at once to straighten diings about, finishing the dinner, for 
soon the little squirrels will be home. 

Much to her joy the voices from above become fainter and fainter — 
and, as all good stories end, the Squirrel family lived happily ever after. 



{A well-furnished I'mng-romn. Barbara atid Marian^ two girls of 
about seventeen, are seated at a table ivilh a pile of school catalogues between 
them. They are talking aymnaiedly.) 

Barbara (tossing a catalogue aside): That won't do! 

Marian: Which one is that ? 

Barbara: Frances Shimcr, Ratlicr a shame, too, as I liked so many 
things about it. The girls seemed to have such jolty times there. But 



a school without a swimming-pool is absolutely out of the question as 
far as I am concerned. ^ 

Marian: I feci the same way about it, too. It's a school with a 
Bw.mminK-poo lor no school for me. But I don't seem to like these 
other schools hat have Uicm. Somehow, something seems to be lack- 
ing. Really, Hances Sh,mer would be ideal if it had a swimming-pool 

Barbara: Bo you kno^v. Marian, I don't believe I'll go away aVall 
aj..s year. I II wa.l t.ll next and then I'll be better able to decide. 
Mother said she'd rather I'd wait a year anyway 

Marian: Well I simply can't go away without you, so we'll wait 
tjll next year. Who knows what a year may bring forth? 

ACT n 

(Same scene a year later.) 

Barbara: Well, here we are again. It's exactly a year since we looked 
over those catalogues and decided to wait. 

Marian: And here is a new batch. Now, indeed, we shall find what 
the year has brought forth. 

(They read catalogue after catalogue. SiuUetdy Barbara gives a cry of 


Barbara: Why, Marian, what do you think ? 

Marian: What, Wabs? You cerUinly seem pleased. 

Barbara: Well, I am. Frances Shimer has a swimming-pool I 

Marian: How wonderful! And do you still want to go there? 

Barbara: More than ever now. It always did appeal to me, but I 
was determined not to go to a school where they did not have a pool. 

Marian: Frances Shimer it is then, and three cheers for its new 

Nrwfl from ©tljrr Bcl^aols 

Florence Schlieker, Academy 'i8 

This is indeed a time of crisis. There is so much to be done that it 
should not be hard for all of us to find some way of doing our bit. We learn 
from our exchanges that the different fraternities at Beloit College arc 
thinking of sacrificing their various formal dances, and having only the 
Pan-Hellenic dance, in this way cutting down their expenses and allowing 
them to pledge just that much more to the numerous funds that are 
being used in this great war work. The national Y.M.C.A. has asked 


for S35,ooo,cx)o to carry on its work bolh here and abr*)aci. The iVilliatn 
Waatts College Record tells us that they are trying to get Si,ooo of the 
$50,000 thsit the colleges and universities of Missouri have pledged. 
Among the various ways in which ihuy are making sacrificesarc: Hoover- 
izing wilh regard to spreads, unci doinp; without swagger sticks and 
earrings. The Illinois Woman's College, so the College dreclin^s tells 
us, has already sent nincLy-ninc comfort bags to (he Kcd Cross head- 
quarters. In the Orange and Btack we learn that the Elgin College has 
organized a Red Cross chapter where surgical dressings are made and 
instructions arc given in knitting and in the making of garments. This 
cha]>ter has already sent one hundred and fifty pairs of socks, abdominal 
bands, and comfort bags to Company E. They have also been asked to 
send seven hundred sets of knitted articles to the national association for 
immediate dislrihiilion among our own forces in France anfl the armies 
of our Allies, This is surely a fine record. The Denismiian, from 
Granville^ Ohio, tells us thai there the boys are taking military training. 

In the College Creetiu^s there is a fine article on *'The Y.M.CA, 
in War/' contributed by the Illinois War Work Council of the Y.M.C.A. 
It shows the horror of the war i)lainly, and surely shows us the need 
for Ihc Red Cross and the great good that it is doing. The VoHnu Eagle 
from St. Clara College at Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, has a sj>lendid story, 
"The Big Perspective." it shows the dilTercnt feelings that mothers 
have with regard to the boys leaving home, and what the right influence 
does for the boys. Several letters have been sent to the Midway, of the 
University High Scliool, from boys now in France, describing their work 
there and giving their opinions of France. They all seem to like it. 

We have also received the following exchanges: Philippine Pres- 
byierian, Manila, P.I.; Silliman Truth, Dumaguete, P.I. 

3Prain (0ur &^crial Qlanespantetxt 

Mt. C, Irx., Decent, six 
Dearness of EmxRix: 

I now ari transcribing to yourself the first words I have written since 
lastly I writ. Much are wcnting on. I feci like gentleman what is 
called by name ''dancing dervish," My brain, such as it is of what, 
are disturbed by too much to write. Howsomeever I shall attempt 

There are Senior operatic. Eight Seniorish ladies preform them- 
selves on stage in MetcalE. The play am Rosebud in Plymouth. It 
are money-makers for Liberty Bond, 


till five bells flnrl ,h... > After cat all wait 

Hoping you arc the same, 

OuAVA Kasaika 

First of all wc went to the gym. The ciever Junior had fixed our 
gym up so hat one hardly rccoKni..d it. It was 'eerie and spooky and 
altogether dchgh. ul, and those weird Junior ghosts made ^e want 
to run away to the darkest corner and hide. Fantastic costumes o 
every kmd were everywhere, fairies, negroc.. Spanish ladies, and ev^n 
a ^ and Boy Scout were present. After wc had l>cen in the gym 

ItZ TT,r^ ",7' ^'^ "r '' ^""^'^^ ^^«"«'' '^' basement and 
at last up to the ballroom where dancing reigned supreme until half- 
past nme. In a very oriental alcove a fortune-teller held sway and if 
you were really, truly anxious to know everything concerning your 
future you wentto the "Lady of Mystery," and from behind her most 
oriental vc. she told you " the truth, the whole iruUi. and nothing but the 
truth. They served delicious "cats" at that Junior prom, and every- 
one had a most enjoyable evening. 

fitfUal «{| aulia (LlauBBta 

The Frances Shimer School and vicinity were given a rare musical 
treat in the song recital by Mme. Julia Claussen, of the Metropolitan 
Opera Company, on November 13. Madame Claussen gave a program 
made up of classics for the most part, a generous one vocally, and one 
offering a fine opportunity to hear her as an expositor, in which field 
she is a recognized artist. 

The program consisted of a group of four Trench songs by Lully, 
Chausson, and Faure, "Fleure jetee" by the latter being a piece of 
florid singing that drew enthusiastic applause from the audience. She 




responded with an encore. A group of Gcrnmn Ueder ami Heclliovcu s 
"In questa lomba oacura" were huiir with a beautiful smoothness and 
richness of tone. An aria, "Ah, Mon ril.t," from Meyerbeer's U 
rrophik, showed the wide raiiKc of Madaniu ClauHscn's voice. Thct 
followed a grouj> of her native Swedish songs, and an encore, "The Open 
Secret," and llie program ended with live Enghsh songs and the encore 
"My Love is a Muleteer." Kspecially beautiful among these were 
Gounod's "It Is Not Always May" and "A Legend" by Tschajkowaky 
sung with moving patlios. 

Madame Claussen is an authoritative artist, and one whom wc have 
heard with great pleasure nnd prolil. U is a matter of regret that the 
date w;us necessarily changed, possibly accounting for the small outside 
attendance, forty-si,\. An opportunity to hear tlie ticst music by an 
artist of national reputation cannot be ofTered by the School often. 

The thrills and yet the simplicity of the life at Plymouth in 1620 
were brought to us Saturihiy night, November 24, when the .Seniors 
of F.S.S. played "A Rose o' Plymouth-Town." The home of Miles 
Standish served as the center of action. Kacliel Sturgeon, wearing the 
costvime of a Puritan captain, acted well the part of Miles Standisli, bring- ■ 
ing out clearly his bravery as the captain of the colonies; his quiet, 
plucky little wife, Bart)ai;a, was so well presented by Prudence Mc- 
Kcnzie that we would almost imagine her as the real Puritan woman 
Mary Ercty Suggs played the rfile of Rose de la Noye very naturally and 
attractively. She pleaded and schemed for the life of her outlaw lover, 
Garret Foster, a difiicult part cleverly taken by Frances Sutter Vera 
Naiden, taking the part of the bashful Philippe, proved to be a timid 
but persistent lover to whose pleadings the coy Miriam, Pauline Tripp 
was forced to yield. The changes of facial expression with which Vera 
played her pari are to be commended particularly. The old aunt of 
Captain Standish, who had come over to America to find amusement 
and variety in life, was well played by Ann Brown. When Alma Fenske 
appeared as John Margcson, garbed in armor of which the fierce-looking 
helmet ^vas the most pronounced part, the audience burst into hearty 
applause, not the less real because they laughed at Alma's martial 

The lines were not perfectly memorized, but this fact was easily 
overlooked when the exceptionally line acting of these young amateurs 
was considered. The two stage settings, a Puritan kitchen, and the 
dooryard on an October afternoon, were charming; and very effective 




costumes added to the realistic nnri -.m..^ ~ ' ' 

and their counselor, MissTl " T 7' l'"!^^'^^'''^"- '^'he Seniors 
«ki!I with which tl. y st'mounfcd : 'tl' ^""'P'""-ted on the 

ha« to when KiWng anlav T T^, '^'^"'''^''''' ^'^'' ^'""^'^ «"« 
the plays of the yS.r iL^^L^ '" =^""""'^" "'"^'' ^^cy have set for 

the w... of ,„c y.M.c,IltL„TX. ""^ °™'' ""^-^ °" 

for D^lt TWn;*!*" '""'= " ^-"-^^vin^ u,lk on " GraU.ude 


T U K F R A ?f C g S S H J M K U li K C O R o 

3Il)Uiilt0u(uiiiti Sail 

On Thaiik&Kivirig morning ai nine o'dock a very excirinK haiikfit- 
ball game look place between the team:s of Collugt and Jliiltuiway Ijalls, 
The game was wtry close and hani (oughJ, lA hreathle^ inUrcst from 
start to fifiish. The team work on Uu\\\ ^jides wa^ aniJizlngly good and 
sure. For such an exdting game fhcre was liflle bun^^linj^ afjd * oni|>fira- 
lively few fouls were calieiL Thr forward?* on llii: Haihaway bide 
played ex<::ellently. W*: musi aminiend also ih*: forward:* and the- k-am 
work of College Hall, but there is no doubt thai ihc: girls of llatluiway 
were more sure of tliemselvca, and that ihe nriihjflc of that team was 
more conij»Oscd \ hronghou t the entire game, Hie luml score wat* I wenty- 
eight to twenly-lwo in favor of Hatbaway- It wai> agreed by all pre&<:nt 
that ilk: fiide^s were very equally matched, and that the game wai 
fairly won. 

Cenier Tauline I'it/gerald 

Side Center. Mut'um Rithey, 

Forward (Vera Naiden (cap^^^^^ 


fWilledd JiiiUr 
IKiiiih fJrilhih 

Molly Womack 
Kaiharifie Sroular 
Irtfic Gunther 
Ksthfir Williams (captain) 
VAtdiuiT Currie 

At a quarter past twelve we gaihered in the chapel. After a pre- 
limirmry service of songs anrl prayer, Dean McKee read parts of the 
President's Thanksgiving I'rtKiamalion, explaining it and commeniing 
upon it. He showe^l us that white some condition!) for which the nation 


ordinarily give. tlm«k. are not pr^„f will, us May there ara vet 

l! wa. nmrly a „,.r after urn, ami tl,c rtr.L-(k.>r corridor of We.t 
liU wa« fille.! wul, .1.0,.;,. of l.appy. ...fteH girl., w/wlea a onr.- but .LoukJ. , J.e r.oi.. wa. «|m..t r| Jf..i„« i a>ZlZ 
HumWy hear a hove tl.i. \Mk of on. hundrH voice^A w7.e e W 
M«.. a>un^lor." or "f. ,hl. .1.. Pr..hman line?" All a^ on« by 
«on.e general .r.pul^, ti.e ulking le..r.d, and one by on. ,he L^' 
n..vcd into .h. d,n.„g.n«.m. I-:..!. ,Ia., h^.! i„ J, ^,„, ^jH 
a.un«=Ior at one end and iu ,.r.siVi.o. at the o,J,et. A/t.r we iia/I «| 
found our place, we «.«« ,1,. and then, with greu, .UuUnn, 
of chair, we «eal.d our^Ivea. The ,a)>le« were pr.l tily .h.^.rai«l wi. h 
chry^,uU.mum, and yellow .ha/J«t randle«, The drawn .ha/|e, and 
ihe ligl.U gave the room a„ unuMially f.Mive ai>i>earanr^. a 
dinner that wasl I won't i«ll you the menu he-:a«ae it wouhi make you 
jealous ej^^n lo listen to it, and jealousy i* an eyjl ihingand not to I* culti- 
vated. NevertJ...U.. we did hav. a dinner, and a four-o,ur^ one at (hat 
IJurlng the .alad ajuriie U.. Collej^e Sophomore, |„.ga,. H.e toasting and 
from then until tl.« end of tli« m«tl our dHiraa-rh tUvorrd in this 
manner, This is what they sang. Ji was lo ih.-^ of '-Till the f 'louds 
Roll By," 

We'ra Iheclaabof i/>i8, 

We're (he college Jioplujmores; 

We help tfit \f.nrhcr6 pretmc (Mr leaaon*, 

Mni at night m-. hn-k. ilw «l<*or*. 
We serve m every table 

And corrcfl tlie manner* ihcro. 
We help Willii: will, his sftetuihe*, 

Wt- nnflke Morry itar her hair. 
We help Mies Dorrow with llie mtnii. 

We allow Mary how lo ii>ok. 
Wf help (ieorgic wn'te hU scrmooa; 

Oh, our deeds wotiM fill a Utok. 

That fiUrted the ball rolling. Kvery class made ready lo sing iu 
UWSU whenever it might be able lo get a word in edgewise, Of course 
we complimented our sisicr classes and bliimm."d our rivals. The 


Academy Sophomores sang their "Knock" at the Juniors to the tune 
'*What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?" 

Oh, why do you act so smart and stuck up for, 
When you know we know you're off ? 

You make us sick, 

You are such sticks. 
You always try to pull off such tt-rribly siUy tricks. 
So why do you act so smart and stuck up Tor ? 
You get caught in your own cra^y traps. 

But never mind, 

We'U get you alone sometime, 

And then you'll surely find 

You're dealing with something fine. 
So why do you act so smart and stuck up for, 
When you know you are such prunes/ 

But the Juniors were not discouraged by this awful slam. They 
sang back in clear voices this little song to the tunc "Mr. Noah." 

Oh, the Sophomores! Oh, the Sophomores! 
Oh how did ihey get into the school ? 
For they don't take nuts as a general rule, 

Tra la lu— tra la lu 

Tra la— tra la 

Tra la lu — tra la lu ia 

The College Sophomores toasted Miss Sellers to the tune ''She 
Told Me So-" 

Coats I never used to crave 

Till I heard Miss Sellers rave, 

In those lectures that she gave 

On how to keep warm. 

Now I dote on capsicum, 

Wear a mitten on my thumb. 

How in the deuce did you learn that ? 

She taught mc how. 

This is the toast that the College Freshmen gave to Miss Morrison, 
The tune was "Naughty, Naughty." 

Here's to our Morry! 

Always so good to us, 

.Mways so good to us- 
She's the best one in the land, 
Holds us all right in her hand; 
But sometimes when we disobey, 
Ah, then it is for us a sad and sorry day, 
For she denies us even one kind dance. 
Forgive us, Mony, won't you, we pray ? 

Toast, ihcn, our dear Morry! 
What can we wish for her? 

What can we wish for her? 
Ail success and happiness 
Which the coming years could bless 
And when we must bid her goodby, 
Ah, then we surely, surely all wiU cry 
For wc adore our dear Miss Morrison 
Our love for her wUI never die 

We are the b-e-s-t best 
Of all the r-c-s-t rest; 
For we had the list of honors, 
That's the t-e-s-t test. 

There were many more toasts, and I wish that I had room to write 
every or,e of them here. There were toast, to our fi.e Dean, To cS^ 
counselors and class "prexies," to food conservation, to Miss Darrm. 
and even to Mr. Harper McKee. After we had all "sung ourselves out ■' 
Uje tables called for speeches, which were cleverly given 1^ d" ScK ^ 
Miss Mornson, Mrs. Miles, Mr. Rinewalt, Rev. George Fetter Ms' 
McKee, Mr. Harper McKee, and Miss Smith. Mrs. mL touched tLe 
point nearest to our hearts when she gave this little verse as a conclusion 
to her interesting toast. 

Methought I saw a mighty wave 

Break on a sunny shore, 
With people sitting all about 

Perusing learned lore, 
Who straight began to swim and dive, 

While ever more and more 
The wave increased until it made 

An almost deafening roar. 
And people came from far and near 

To view the landscape o'er — 
I looked again and saw it was 

The Frances Shimer School, 
With all its great big family- 
No exception to the rule- 
Disporting them like mermaids 
In a brand new Swimmitig-Pool/ 

When the toasting was over the company disbanded. The Seniors 
seized their Nebby from the table and took that precious Uttle elephant 



and themselves in all Imnle from Ihc dining-room. As the more IrhunA. 
of llie party slrolled .slowly down llie walk fr<im VVe^t JIail tliey h I M 
a Pile of Senior heads at the Hathaway center window and hLd tui 
hltie song to the tune, 'MJun^l Ynu liver Get Lonely?" 

You Will never gel Nehby; 
We wilt keep him from you. 
lie's heen hultlai by sojne one- 
lie's kinda eu<Idled uj*, 
He's kinda huddled up. 
You gel peevisii and freity, 
Just as we uad lo do. 
Hut you don't seem lo even dare 
To find our \it\k Nchby's fair. 
You will never get Nehhy 
l/niil you are Seniora too- 

At five o'clock Tli!iiikigiviii« aflernoon Die Freshman Coliege girU 
gav« some vaudeville acts in Melcalf. The first was a group o 
tableaux representmg a.IvertisemeiiLs-" Cream of Wh.-at" "Aunf ■*s Pancake 1-lour/^ '"Underwcmd's Devilled Ham,'" and "OM 
Du ci. Cleanser." The .cond par, wa. a one-act play. lL:k ^^ 
ir//.. Tins was a very clever little comedy which hoU\ the attention 
he amhence from the h.-ginnin^ lo the en.l. Then Esther William., 
iind Katharme Secular, dressed as negroes, gave some very clever iokS 
on d,f^ercnt people in the audience. As a second part to their act the 
two. 'iressed as caU, had a little love scene. Next three film stars 
B hy Mane O.borne. Charlie Chaplin, and Theda liara, were present 
As a t tttng conclusion the whole cla.s appeared in a ja^^ band. The 

sZLT' : T" '" '""' ''^- '■'^' ^^'"-'^ «'^'-^ ^"^ dressed in a 
L^ f^rnm"r r '"''"™''- -''''' '"^^-'"'^nt^ 'i^ey played were of all 
^r u f,om pans to curtain-poles, on which they rendered a piece 
of the.r own compos.t.o.K This was the grand finale of the program. 

Qllir Vmnt 
The ThanksBiving Prom, which ended a delighKul day, proved a 
way of saving expense, as well as furnishing a good .i„,e for 1 1 A^th 
class colors of the College Freshmen are red, while, and blue, .he o ly 

tor decoralmns, which we found not to he a necessity to a goo<l lime 
The program,, were in the form of kewpies dressed as Red Cr«s 


wer. ma,lo by Ur. diir.rcn. JJ'Jl., ""="'"■»' P"'S™ms. These 
pensive. Plenty „, p,,,,,^ fur, i hed e T T' "'"""" ""' '""'- 
ore estra provided U,e music ,,; i , k, « ';','*"'""■, """ " '""'"Pi'" 
.M iLe raemher, „( ,|,e yn^hnJcoiZ ^^^ll "=l«"ed a very good time 

«.W.(iI.A. 2fotra 

In the last ten days of Aui/usf •, V w/^- « ^. , Geneva, AI,ot,l two hund ,1 J'^''-'^- ^"'"''""' "■" heU at 
Middle West section of the conmX w ""'^ ""'' "^""'^'^ "' '^^ 

wa, represente-d l,y Cier.n, I T 7, T™'"'' """"» «'""'" 

girls ha.! a very delld.lfu ,te a ' 7" ''""'""' '"'^Kenzie. The 

w..hnewi„spi^tion\„de:r^:cn:r;;:rA'"^^ '"-'?■ 

year. ^ '^ **^"'^*^ '" "'« Aswjcwtion this 

of .^"v! W^X "t,^^,:^! *^'7- "n,a„i.d „nde. the direction 
free-will offerinKs. T c w^rk ] L '"Tr'""""' ""^ '^""^ ^y 

who. the Associatio; wis™: ,::" :':^^^^ "' Mi- K-Pf«nl,er,e, to 
interest she has taken in thlCk a„1 h "' "?''"'"' '"' "" «''" 
the circle accomplish »„ ih^ . % """™^ '^"°"» '" ™'"= 

y.W.C.A. for a libera'i »n t^n^ ' '""°"""' '° "^^ "«-' "' '^« 

Pearl Mitcliell, "Siudent Honor" 
£leanor Currie, "Friendship" 
Charlotte Gower, "A Budget of Time" 
J-)orotha Milk-r, "Achievement" 
Charlotte iJenny, "Schoolgirl Ideals" 
Faith GriiTith, "TJie Student and Uie Church" 
On November 9, instead of the regular Sunday evening vesper 
«rv,ce whKl, was to have been in charge of the Y.W.C.A.. Mr. Melvin^ 

y^ u f; w ?T' ^' ^""^^ ^'^"'* ^^'■^'*^ ^ '"^^-"■"K at four 
clock. Mr. Melvin came with a plea for U.e Y.M.C.A. work which is 


being carried on in the army cantonmcnU bolh here and abroad a. 

present the Y.M.C^. is .n^agcd in a campaign to raise $sZto' 
According to the custom of seven years' slandi.iK U,e aT ■' 

will give a Christmas pany on the ,a/Monday hZ ta t "a " ? 
purpose o the party is to preserve some of the pretty Cliristmas custom! 
o oklen fmes. There will be the burning of the yule log, t H« Z 
t c Chnstmas candles, the hanging of the holly' and mist toe "! 
U^e bunung of the Christmas fagots. There will be the nuu^mis "1 
Old English custom to sing the familiar Christmas carols. 

The last Y.W.C.A. meeting before vacation will be held in il. 
chapel. A senes of tableaux will be presented with appropriate eldin. 
and mus.c to accompany them. This promises to be an enjo; i 
meeung and wdi help to bring home to us the beauty of the ChSmt 

Many plans arc being made for the work of the Y W C A (nr ,i, 
new year It is hoped that the membership may be greaUy in rlf^.^ 
after the Christmas vacation. ^ '"created 

JtrmJiman Ar«iiriii}j 
Miss Faith Reichelt won a beautiful silver loving-cup in a cannin ' 
contest. The contest, conducted in her home tow^'t "s's Ime; ^^f 

fruiHr' ;"' '"'' ^"^'^'^"^^- ''''' '^' ^'^^^--" '-ey'c" 
n n- r n f ^""" "*''' "^^■"'■^'^^ ^°^ '^'' -""^t -"d best-looking cans 
t:;:::^^:;^^^''''''-'-- -'^--P-ithhemameLt 

&oplfitmprr Arailrmji 
The Sophomores are working hard on their plays, which are to i>e 

tdH : 7 "'"'^^ '■ ^^^^ " ^"P"^ " "- ^'-^ ha'unted look whi h 
tells of a play soon to be produced, and Miss Braunlich is ilying Tusi t 

back and forth between Hathaway and Metcaif. We all feelThat wl 
may look forward to and enjoy the Sophomore plays 

nkv°^K''°'l7 T'^'^- '^^°"«'' '^''' ^^"^ «"'y eight of us in the 
play the whole class worked on costumes, stage scenery and all 1 
hundred and one other things needed to produced play The bcautlfj 

balsontw T"^ P'erson, and Dorothy Woo<lson, who scoured the 
banks of the Waukarusha for them. Gertrude Thurston, Leona Pierson 


THE F R A N C K s 


Schlieker. *" """^ business manager," Florence 

After the play was over Mk« ti,. 
Hall. Sud, ,„.^ -.eau- aTtioJ w!^ T"'.''^?'^' '^' ^'^ '" College 
chocolate frosted cakes ^^Z^^t ^"''^'^''^^' ^'^-o'^tc, and 

kn^ that U.ey have the very f.Zst In T^I '"°""^- '^'^' Seniors 
where. -^ ""^-'^^ counselor that could he found any- 

Freshman college yirls held -. rU. 
at which they fc,Vie,nhat ; : •^"™:'"'' "-V""" P"" °' Oc'°ber 
P--c™il in all their fctivilies orTe ™ •* m^kea true "war spirit', 
could still have ju,t a, much fu„ "IT'"'' ^'^''' """' "'''«"'«'' "'ey 
■lone away with in order that mle IT "T"" """"'^ ''">"'" >« 
various war-relief n,ovon,e„t^ Thai '""'i' '"•• «'™" '" '"^>" ^'^ 
first opportunity ,o economte' ™''"'''«'""« ''^X "IT^cd them their 

comj::zt;; «::;;r k^s:;::^^ r-'-r-'^ '"-- - 

After the songs were written he c ■■' ""'' """"" Lc"™"- 

be practiced. The firsl'lr '^ ";" 7^Z^. 1T ^ ^°""' 
practice them there, but the n-rkU! • ,, , , "•' '"' '"""" ""^ 
■iecided to practice the,!, in IdenrHau'" "' "' '"* "" ""j''^' -" 

wiiS^s! ':rj:;a^r:::n ^^^lii^';;;. «- kcio,,, Esther 

one end in view an,l ll> v r™! ,1 "l™^'""- ^liey worked with 

"took" it was all due to'^^l' i r ^"'','''"' " "'"' '"''' ™"<'-i"« 

nothing elaborate '^eCiraH I't^^^'r "f ^" 
modern p ay which called fnr r,« . . Program. They chose a 

.He ou^e^^tso, t^^^ ^ zs h;ts:::;r ^ '°' 

iK I!!',M ^^"'"'■' '^""''^' ^'"^- *^'*"^'^^'"« °f fo^^tcen members held 
us monthly meetmg October .6. followin;i a supper in Se«e Halt 
d,nmg-room The commit tce-MarJo^ Henry/ Helen M^fe^:^' 
Ruth Onverton-served supper to Miss Hastings, class cou J^r. 


Miss Morrison, honorary counsL-lor, and the «irls of the class, who were 
grouped al)OiU the fireplace. 

The mono "Esse non vidori" was adopted by the class. Our colors 
are bhie and gold; our flowers, Aaron Ward roses. Class pins have been 

The November supper was omitted in order to give the part of class 
dues ordinarily used for that purpose to the Friendship fund, lo which 
the Sophomore College girls contributed seventy dollars and Ufty cents 

The Juniors arc hot on Nebby's trail— at least they think ihcy arc 
Thanksgiving, en masse they gave spirited chase to our little prcxy 
who rushed over to West with an emiHy hatbox under her arm. Cheer 
up, Juniors! Remember "'tis belter to have trieti and lost than never 
to have tried at all." 


November 5.— First issue of the Record. Miss Morrison has a birth 
day cake ( ?). 

November g.—Vrom Madge Dynes's Psychology notebook—" Michael 
Angelo must have made a Uiorough study of Uie life of Moses before he 
began to carve him." 

November lo.-Opcn night. Miss Knappcnbergcr and Miss JirUun- 
hch have a party all tlieir own at Faculty taljle. 

November ij .-Vespers at four o'clock. Secretary Melvin, of the 
Y.M.C.A. at Camp Grant, speaks. Some of Uie girls attend a mass 
nieetnig down town in the evening, 

November «.— Ruth Chlverton screamed during sludy-liour Un's 
morning. "^ 

Nm'cmber ij.-Mauon Kidiey gets to breakfast before the .second 
bell. JuJKi Clausscn recital. 

HM^^'"^^ /^.— Miss Pollard tries her hand at selling books in College 

AWwft<^r75.-Mrs. Miles gives the first of her teas lo the College 
girls. Mar>' Fish doesn't sleep in any of her classes today. 

November /tf.— Miss Hastings comes to breakfast this morning 
V.rV^'"»"' '^.-Diversion Club picnic in the "Gym Amusement 
l^ Chicago ''"''^''' Hastings and Miss Ileusc go 

November /S.— Four men seen on the campus tonight after vcsncrs- 
great excitement shown by all. vcsjjcrs, 

November /(?.-Miss Sellers' table shows its fine taste in music by 
playing a few records on the melodiograph at dinner. 


November 20,— Miss l^-i^ir^r :„ til ^ \ ^ 

pounds and Hoat. on watcr!^' Wh^tSs malfp" "^ ""^ "^'^^^ ^5o 
^/ary£.c/^; "What is his density?" 

^^^ti::^;:::'^^^ ^^^ ^^^ -. of .i^n, a., the 

"I notice, though, thrt cy ;,^ST?'^^^'^^-'^^''"^^^^ 

town and rc-tirc" ^ ''">^ automohiles and then move to 

November ^2.-Grea.sed doorknobs in Ha.liaway 
November ^j.—The clas*. ci-,.; ,- • '-"^''^'ly- 

Bible cla.s, say' i.,LtlTZ2 'T' "■"' ''"■ "*='■ '" 
.l"-n. .0 road iparagraphS'i; ™':;,:Ti*'^ ,^r«". "K - a great 

are be„i„„i„« u.eir .leadl^'t iS' K^C^? r''^' ^''^T'' 
Novembrr ?c -.Tt,«, t ^""uni Larroii. .Senior class pay. 

Juniors. ^ "^ ^*''"*'''' y^\xmi\y protect Ncbby from the 

November z6.—\i the table— 

Mar.v Erely: " My mother is a D A R " 
^JiUy Cannor (doing her one better): "My father and mother both 

Jimps and ]■ sUicr will visit H la Romeo and Juliet henceforth 

Thekla Mnsscr: "Oh, well, my roommate is a centipede " 

giving sprcadsr"^'™"'' ^" "^^ '"""^^ "" "''"''^"' " '•^"'«'''- ^^^'^^^^ 
^.J^^^cmber r.-Miss Sellers' busy day. The Juniors hang out their 

December j.— Esther Williams serves at dinner 

warmTr"'*het mSof «"' ^ "'"'""'^ '^'^^^ •^'"= '""'•"«-™"' «™- 
Decetnber 5.— Change tables in the dining-room tonight. 
December 7.— Two weeks from today we close for \'acation. .-Vlasl 

men on January 9 business again as usual. Hurrah! 



Alumnae latest 

The Los Angeles, Cal., liranch of the Alumnae Association hold 
quarterly meetings. In June an all-day picnic was held at Long Beach 
In October the Association was entertained at the home of Pauline 
Hayward Kreuter, '05, when the following officers for the year were 
elected: Izclle Emery Scott, '05, president; Frances Roberts 'u 
secretary-treasurer. The Record acknowledges the receipt of an interest' 
ing picture of those present on this occasion. The next meeOng has 
been set for the third Saturday in February, igi8. 

On Saturday afternoon, November 10, the officers of the Alumnae 
Association were "At Home" to the local members, the faculty of the 
school, and the members of the college and academic senior classes 
Eva Holman, '01, May Hammond, '03, and Florence Engelbrecht 'ia' 
furnished the program. ' ' 

Since the last issue of the Record tlie following new members have 
been added to the Association: Effie Shaw, Mount Carroll; Undine 
Shaw, Mount Carroll; Vela Thorpe Nebel, Champaign: Marv-Emilv 
Merritt Stratton, Duluth, Minn. ^ ^ 

The new fiscal year of the Association fjcgan July r, 1917. Both 
active and associate members are reminded that the membership, fee 
for the year is due. Unless the dues for 1917-18 have already been paid 
will not each one regard this statement as a notification? Members 
could assist m conserving the fun<ls of tlie Association if they would send 
m their dues to the treasurer, Florence T. McKee, without waiting for 
a personal notice. 

atlie g'ratlere^ 3FamiItj 

Kathleen Muir, 'i2~'i3, has moved to Roseau, Minn. 

Hazel Rollins, '11, is a registered nurse in Los Angeles, Cal. 

Wilma Prange, '16, is attending Columbia College of Expression. 

Mildred Smith, 'is-'i6, is attending the University of Nebraska. 

Norma Jones, '11, is teaching in the public school at Blackfoot, Idaho 

Evangeline Benney, 'i6-'i7, of Beloit, has moved to Atascedero, Cal. 

May Thistlewaite, 'r6-'i7, isattendinga business college at her home 
m Helena, Mont. 

scho^U^f^'l^'o?:; wl''' '^ '"^''"^ "'"'^ ^"' ^"^""^ '^ ^' ^"^"'^ 

Mou'n[ CaU in o3.^^"^^ ^^""^''^'^^^' '^^^ '^^^ ^' *^- ^-^ '" 

Mrs. Eliza Demmon, mother of Rose Demmon, '90, died at her home 
m Mount Carroll in October. 

t>.P w^"^ ^' W^^^'-'Ph 'I ^xr '^''"''^>' chairman for Carroll County of 
the Women's Council of the National Defense. 

Texa Jordan '99 has recently been appointed supervisor of art in 
the public school of her home city, Wheeling, W.Va. 



to aSSrSar^ 'Sr&i ^^^^^ ^-Uty, send, greetings 

sion. Chicago. Ruth ShaLon fe t ^.t^^^j^ P°'^'^^ ^^^ ^xpres- 
Agnes Blackmore, 'oS-'io under it' /'''"' ^'^'^^"■ 

(he Universal Film Compan^and nlavlt "^'™' ° ^.^"^^ ^^^"^-^^ ^"^ ^ith 
Miss Elizabeth Connor inst S " r ^ ?^ ^ ^^'"^ -BzV^ pictures. 

work as librarian at the Moun" WiCso?Jnh ' °^''°' '^^'^^^""^^ ^^^ 
Margaret Powell 'i.-- " .f m ! n '"''^''^'■>'^tP^^dena,CaI. 

in vocal music in the Cincinn'ati ^S^i ',^' ^M^^ ^^";!""!"« her work 
I-mnces Montgomery 'i2--',,l^r°w''*^'''''""^'»' Ohio. 

sity last June andl no^studyi^^g I'a ^'°"^ ^^^'^^^^^^^^ Univer- 
lowa. ^"-udymg at a business college in Cedar Rapids, 

appendicitis. ^ '^ convalescing from an operation for 

the study of law. ^"^^^ mtitution m September for 

of the organization. ^ Association at the recent annual conventioa 

Classmates and other friends of Doris I pprh '., n 
with her in the loss of her mother who died mS/; f.^'-. 1' sympathize 
neapolis in October. ' ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^"'^V ^O'^e in Min- 

at tie- tS?oo1"du-l?ng SX^'^^AVJ""^ ^-^'"v^'^^^^^ '^^) -ited 
traveling by automoMe"^"' ^'^ ^''' ^"^ ^^"- **^^di«g ^our, 

Kathenne Marshall, '17, of Rockford College, «sited the School nv,»r 

scholarship at that University for the year. 

Laura Eaton, College 'ii, and Hazel Mackey, College '15, are both 
teadimg m the pubhc schools of Mount Carroll. Miss filton h^ cha?^ 
of the sixth grade, Miss Mackay of the second. ^ 

. ^ pleasant letter of greeting was received from A. B. Chase, of Covert 
Mich., who attended Commencement here in 1869, commenting on the 
many improvements as shown in the last issue of the catalogue 


Irene Jones, 06, has been teaching for four years in Ihc public schools 
of Council Bluffs, Iowa. During Ihe pasl summer she was engaged with 
the Department of Civilian Relief Work of tlic American Ret] Cross 

During the winter Mrs. R, C, Wells (Harriet Shirk, '90) has been 
offering a course in the history of the Reformation in connection with the 
work of the First Baptist Church at her home in Marshalltown, Iowa, 

Irene Grant, in renewing her subscription to the Record, writes; '*I 
have taken up the Industrial Arts and Recreation work in a Sanitarium 
for Tuberculosis here in Milwaukee. I enjoy my work very much,'* 

F, Louise Miles Greison, College '13, is filling the position of her 
husband in the State Bank at Savanna, Ilh Mr Grcison was recently 
called to serve as drill master of the Aviation Corps at the University 
of Illinois. 

Marjorie Wingert, College 'i2-'i3, visited the School recently. 
Since leaving Frances SKimer Miss Wingcrt has graduated from Goucher 
College, in Baltimore, Md, and is now teacliing in the high school at 
Fulton, 111. 

Mrs, L, G. Stratton (Mary-Kmily Merritt, College '12) renews her 
subscription to the Record from her home in Duluth, Minn., where she is 
busy with church, Red Cross, and food conservation, in addition to a 
large class of violin pupils. 

Theodore Miles, son of Mr, and Mrs J, S. Miles (Grace Coleman, '85), 
who is in the American ambulance service in France, has been awarded 
the French Cross of Honor for special bravery. The brother of Eliza- 
beth Rubinkam, '14, has been similarly honored- 
Hazel Leighty has moved to Des Moines, where she took a course 
in bacteriology and now has a position. She writes that her mother is 
busy with Red Cross work, and her brother is with the Base Hospital 
Unit made up from the University of Pittsburgh, and is now in France. 
Mrs- Eva T, Rogers, of Oak Park, renews the Record subscriptions of 
Louellyn Rogers Shackelton, '03, Oak Park, III., and Ruth Hall Nelson, 
'08-' 10, of WhiteUil, Mont, Mrs. Rogers writes of their interest 
in the school news which the Record always gives. She sends greetings 
to all school friends. 

Miss Wallen writes from Mount Holyoke College as follows: **Dr- 
Braunlich sent me a copy of the October Record and in consequence I 
have a desire for more Records in the future. Therefore please send me, 
on the instalment plan, one dollar's worth of the Fra^ices Shinier Records, 
and make me happy,*' 

Bernice Procknow, College 'i6-'i7, wTites of her pleasure in the 
October Record, which she read ''from cover to cover" because it was so 
interesting to hear all about the old girls— and the new ones— at Frances 
Shimer. Miss Procknow is a member of the Sophomore class in the 
University of Wisconsin. 

Eva Roberts, College 'it, writes of days filled with work in connection 
with the Juvenile Protective Association, Y.W.C.A., and the Red Cross, 
at her home in Los Angeles, Cal. During the summer she enjoyed a 



motor trip along the California coa^7TZ~ 

missionary educational conference at AklomTr'"^ '" ''°"^' *° ^"'"^ ^ 
son of e^^^^^^^ ^- -eiv^ at U. School of the ..all 

Hall Trumbull, 'lo-'ix, at pVAnnf^^T"^ ^^"S^^^-" «f Georgia 

James and Julia Kreuter. cLlTren o^Pa .li^^'S^'^'^^i'^^^P '^'^^^'^ 
and V.da Scott, daughter if! J l^'^i^"^^^^^^ Kreuter, '05, 

Gladys Thais White, 'i,-',. Tl^ 1^ ^' "^ ^'^^ ^"^eles, Cal. 
marriage to Oscar N. Ncbel^ in 'iViiitv SL T^- ^''■' ^"^^^ ^^ ^«^ 
Lieutenant Nebel received h s comSnn .? .?' V^"^^''' °" ^"8"^^ 23. 
Officers' Training Camp at ForSrirKn f m' '**^'' °^ ^^^ ^^''^ Reserve 
Custer, in Battle Creek, Mi?h Thl ?? " T' ''^'**^"*=^ ^^ Camp 
651 Maple Street, Battle Creek. ^'''' ^"' ^^ P^^-'t will be 

railroad commissioS L^'L^m^ 13 disposition as state 
Farm Mortgage Bankers' A^dat^nTf A^ '^' ^'i.^^'^^^"^*^^ ^f the 
Chicago. The organization ha b^en L^^TH% ^''*^ headquarters in 
development of the United States Id ?h ^' ■"■ ^'^ ^gncultural 

Chassell an opportunity for mSt^nt nlv'"' P^'^'"" «'"^^ '« ^*'-- 
was Mary Calkins, ■84. ^'"Portant public service. Mrs. Chassell 

of their drugh^er!c^;y[\?-t2lo\Tr"?r ^°'''^' ^^"ounce the marriage 
a graduate of the elect i^lenl "''7 ^''"' ^^'^- ^^^-^4. 

at Mount Holyoke Slge '■ S. p^w " " i",^^'"'^'^^ "ght here 
Miss Sargent 4 a memS of ^£^ ^^.f^^ ^^^^r'"' 


chiirnr''' '"'"''' '"' '' ^'^ ^""^ '^°^^' ^" ^^^^'"^ ^5' '' 

oJ£1%'^!^j:^' '''-'''' ^° ^^-^- °-- ^^^-^^^. on 
Mary Grace Baldwin, 'r4-'i5, to J. Theron Farlev, on November 7 
^t^Lakeview. Kan. At home at 1005 Rhode Island Str^rLawrence,' 

Irma WilJard Boston instructor in domestic science, to John Bro™ 
Stree Tonly-'nr ^'''''"'^''' ''' ^' ^°^''"'^^^' "'■ ^' ^^^meit .01 John 

Street, Joliet, III. 



Mr. iiiHl Mrs. William AcUiti Nfwcome anmiunce the marriiiB.. of 
Ihc-ir (lauKhtcr- JIl-iIi Ann, 'ri, to Mr. William Lamljcrt Ciiristeiis*in ,;„ 
Saturday, Ociuhcr 0, ill .Siiutli Ilavun, Mith. ' **" 

Mr. and Mrs, Tom I.uwis Davics announce the marrinije of Wu-lr 
(laiiKlitcr IJorolIiy Lewis, '14, lo Mr. Arthur Lycll Rushlon, on Tties.hv 
October i6, at Utiai, Ncl>. At home after December i, Omuiui, Neb' 

Mrs. Klmii I). Hoibcrt iimiouiices the niiirriaKe of her <liiui/|,i,.r 
Charmion, 'i.i, to Lieutenant I'mil ifuberl CoMwell, United Slal^ 
Cavalry, on Wednesday, November 28, at Ureely, Iowa. At home aiilr 
December 15 at Fori D. A. Russell, Cheyenne, Wyo. 

The followiiiK subscriptions to (lie Record have been received from 
June 18 to Oecember 4: Mrs. C. R. Sliackelton, Oak Park- Mrs 
Gaston Hoyd, Newlon, fCitn.; Mrs. TJieodore Chave, Chicai/o' Miw 
Vn';;mia Dox, Hartford, Conn.; Mary Fry, Cedarville; Ilanic. Col^ 
McDonald, Kan.; Mary Mackay, Mount Ciirroll; Vivian Vircin' 
JJtica Neb.; Harper McKee, TuUa, Okia.; Mrs. John Hay, Moun/ 
Carroll; Mrs. J. 1). Kirkland, Harnlb.. Tex.; Ha/.d Lichty, Des Moines 
Iowa; 1-rances Coleman, Mount Carroll; Lynne Waddelj, Aibriylii' 
W.Va.; Dorothy WriKhl IJaird, Table Grove; Vivian Shumway. Arlini,' 
ton, Jovra; Mrs. } H. Stone, Mason City; Irene Grant, Milwaukt.^^ 
Wis.; Mabel JJouKherly, MounI Oirroll; Hessie Dodson Wolf Plain' 
field; Laura I^aton, Momit Cara.ll; Ha/,el Coo))er !,vnrh Vcorji- 
Julm Hickman, lienton; Julia Hritton, SauKaluck, Mich.;' Vela Tlioroe 
Nebel, Champaign; Elda IMatt, Wutcrltx,, L,wa; Mrs. itessie H.-iver 
Srhreilcr Savanna; Laurel GilloKly, Mount Carroll; KHie Shaw, Mount 
Carroll; Undine Shaw, Mount Carroll; Ruth Stephan, Hinckley, Minn ■ 
Grace Libey, RoIImik Prairie, Ind.; Dorothy Heineman, Valparaiso, Inrl'- 
■-va Roberts, Los Angeles, Cal.; Uernice Procknow, Madison, Wis"' 
K R. Coleman, Mou"t Curroll; Mr. McGurk, Quincy; Anna Hurley; 
Moinl Carroll: Mr. L M. Heckler, Lincoln, Neb.; Zonja Wulk-n. Souih 

adIeyMiw.s.; Alice Scypcs, Daytona, l-ja.; Mrs. Marie Comstock 
Javis ^I'clbyvit e, Ind.; Eleanor lirown, Faribault, Minn.; Mrs. Ruth 

allNc.lson,Wh.lela;l, Mont.; Mrs. Mrs. J. S. Slrickler, Waynesboro 
I ft.: Mrs. Ruth Deels Miller, Sunnyside, Wash.; Ruth Uaum^ Galena' 
In addition to these, there are thirty-two of Uie new pupils and teachers 
who liave become subscribers. 




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Frances Shimer School 

of the University of Chicago 

A Home School for Girls and Young Women 

Founded 1853 

THIS is one uf <l,e bc-s. c.jui,>p.d hcIkk,!^ for. girls i„ lUo West -,, 
s andard o 3cholar.l,ip u. IukI.. ColL^o Dcpar.ment, offering j,.,, " 
at ,hc end of .he Junior CoIIcrc Course of two ;ca« A ' """t 
.UHlu,K or Junjor Cullc«c work give, by It-adi,,, univcrHiiies/ C^JtZ 
.ry an. General Course. In the l.uicr course .he study of Mo.iernM? 
«ubs, for Music. Art. Domestic Science, I>lw .1 ■^b"" 
locufon, and Voc.lional Courses. The Academy has cer ifirl ^i, o'"'"^'^' 
:c leading Colleges. Iv«t an<i West. I'^'^'''».-Kch«[ 

Ihe luuldinp are v.«ht in number, .solidly co,..iracte<l of brick and ston. 
i .«ffer an^e.U unsurpassed by .h.-a of any school for Mli^ Vc ' 
-ore <U.s.gncd s.r.c.Iy for school purposes, and have all n d „ c^ ' 
.enci-s an.l ap|H.H.t,nenl.s. The location. .» milc-s west of Ch .. • 
.ur«<iue. and is noted for Ks iR-althfi, n J, Tirr i ^ * '' '">' 
.y^ve acre, are very aUrac.ive. a-'^t^^l^^tiol ^^^^^trS^^^ 
k trees, many plantc.l over half a century ago. Ninlholc g o e ad 
\VelI-cqu.ppod gymnasium; all athletic work under t I.c d re Uon of a 

Id,atm^ (CKihtut u-itl be unt uPoh rrou.u 

^. WM. P. McKEE. Dean 


Mt- Carroll, IMinois